Win a GO3 Camera by Insta360 this issue in our FREE subscriber prize draw.
That’s fresh. It’s not often that you get three trail builders with such rad-fast talents that they look like seasoned pros. The Clayspades Crew from Sheffield have created one epic-looking trail in Wharnclife Woods, known locally and affectionately as ‘Wharncouver’ and man do they know how to ride it! Here’s the skinny on the film, the guys and the gear:
Wharnclife Woods have been part of the Sheffield scene since day one. Now there’s a new generation of builders and riders taking it to the next level, led by the Clayspades crew. Max, James and Rob may not be household names, but you’ll recognise their trails. Their patch is known locally as ‘Wharncouver’, and for good reason. It’s steep, it’s fast & loose; there are tons of lines and some big hits. It’s attracted the attention of some big names, but the Clayspades lads are the first to ride every new section, and always in their own style.
They’re the real deal: all day every day they’re digging, sculpting, honing the trails to perfection and they’re happy to share the results. It’s guys like this that keep a scene alive. We thought it was time for the builders to take centre stage, so we gave the boys some bikes and teamed up with Escapade 7 to produce a short film. This is Clayspades.
Airdrop Bikes is an independent mountain bike brand based in Sheffield. We’re rider owned, small, and we do things our own way. Our first bike is the Airdrop Edit. We gave the Clayspades crew a set of bikes and a blank cheque to ride whatever they wanted, no holds barred. The results are clear in the video. The first batch of Edit frames hits the UK this week…
Escapade 7 is the brainchild of Sheffield based creative duo Gee Milner and Sam Taylor. Gee has built a solid reputation for high quality film-making and Sam’s an up and coming photographer with an impressive portfolio. Now they’re working together to produce high-end cinematic and photographic content for creative clients.